Facebook Relying On AI for Its Own Artistic Filters
Facebook today announced Caffe2go, an artificial intelligence client that it is adding to its mobile applications for Android and iOS. Caffe2go is able to condense computations by a factor of 100, allowing it to efficiently perform neural network and machine learning tasks on mobile devices. The first practical use of Caffe2go within Facebook is a new set of filters that Facebook is adding to its in-app video tool. Moving forward, Facebook users will be able to apply a variety of stylized filters to their video in real time as they shoot the video — similar to what Prisma recently announced. Facebook has prioritized video and is adding features to its mobile video repertoire at a steady clip. Facebook says that while the new video filters are the first to take advantage of Caffe2go, the artificial intelligence will be given more responsibility over time. Moreover, Facebook plans to let developers to use Caffe2go within their own Facebook-related apps. The social network intends to open-source some of the AI framework over time.
Prisma Brings Its Filters to Facebook Live
Prisma today made it possible to add its filters to Facebook Live videos. Owners of the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, and iPhone 7 Plus can go live on Facebook with Prisma's style filters applied to the live video feed.
Facebook Fully Commits to Live Video with New Tools
Facebook today significantly expanded the capabilities of its Live Video feature by adding more ways to connect and share with viewers. First, users can now broadcast live video to small groups or schedule live video events in advance.
Facebook Adds Filters and Effects to Messenger's Video Chats
Facebook today dressed up the live video chatting functionality of Messenger with new effects. Family and friends can now apply reaction emoji, a variety of filters, and new masks to enliven real-time video conversations.
Prisma Adds Filters to Video
Prisma's Android and iOS apps today gained the ability to apply filters to short videos. Prisma 2.6 allows users to shoot up to 15 seconds of video through the Prisma app and then dress it up with a number of filters.